I'm a sucker for 4th of July. Fireworks, hot dogs, watermelon, corn on the cob, parades... It's all good. And the celebration of freedom - a very good thing indeed. Wish the world had more of it. And understood what a precious and difficult thing it is to keep.
I was going to natter on about favorite 4th of July memories, but you know, not so interesting unless you're me.
So let's talk that 4th of July staple, instead - hot dogs.
If you grew up in Chicago like I did, you learn to love a good Chicago style dog. Tis a unique and delicious creation. Vienna beef dog, poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, celery salt, sport peppers, tomatoes, pickle slice... and shamrock green relish.
Some places that I think do it the best are listed below. They all have websites, so knock yourself out if you have nothing better to do today and look them up. They're all - obviously - in Chicago. (So sorry New Yorkers and fans of LA's Pinks. Write your own blogs about your own favorites)
4. Herm's Place
At Superdawg - okay, I'm begging you to find their website, which I should link for you, but I'm in a hurry right now - they have these two gigantic hot dog people standing on top of the place.
Any one else have a favorite?
Til next time.